HB2060: Bail; magistrate shall set in accordance with order of court that issued capias.

Offered January 12, 2011
Prefiled January 11, 2011
A BILL to amend and reenact § 19.2-130.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to bail terms set by court on a capias; when honored by magistrate.
Patron-- Bell, Robert B.

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 19.2-130.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 19.2-130.1. Bail terms set by court on a capias to be honored by magistrate.

A magistrate who is to set the terms of bail of a person arrested and brought before him pursuant to § 19.2-234 shall do so, unless circumstances exist that require him to set more restrictive terms, set the terms of bail in accordance with the order of the court that issued the capias, if such an order is affixed to or made a part of the capias by the court.